August Wilhelm Prince of Prussia (1887)
- Category : 1887-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 4
Prussian prince, called "Auwi", who was the fourth son of Emperor Wilhelm II, German Emperor by his first wife, Auguste Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein.
Prince August Wilhelm married his cousin Princess Alexandra Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (21 April 1887 Germany – 15 April 1957 France) on 22 October 1908 at the Berliner Stadtschloss. On 26 December 1912 their only child, Prince Alexander Ferdinand of Prussia (died 12 June 1985), was born.
After the end of World War I, the couple separated and formally divorced in March 1920. August Wilhelm was awarded custody of their son.
He joined the NSDAP (National Socialist/ Nazi Party) on 1 April 1930. On 30 June 1939 he was made an SA-Obergruppenführer, the second highest rank in the SA.
At the end of the Second World War, on 8 May 1945, August Wilhelm was arrested by United States soldiers and imprisoned on the premises of the Flak-Kaserne Ludwigsburg. He was categorized as "incriminated" by the denazification court of the internment camp of Ludwigsburg, and was sentenced to two and a half years' hard labour. Due to his confinement since 1945 in an internment camp, he was considered to have served his sentence.
He died on 25 March 1949, aged 62, in Stuttgart.